The Poly-Olbion: Song 1 Bibliography



The bibliography below lists all of the references made within the editorial notes. A wider reading list, featuring items on the poem itself and its author, Michael Drayton, together with works on John Selden, topographical poetry in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, and travel narratives of the period, is included within a Zotero Group Library, which can be found here. The entries in the on-site bibliography are linked to the associated items within the Group Library.

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Camden, William. Britannia. Trans. Philemon Holland. 1610.

Caradoc of Llancarvan. Historie of Cambria. Trans. Humphrey Llwyd. 1584.

Carew, Richard. Survey of Cornwall. 1602.

Daniel, Samuel. The poeticall essayes of Sam. Danyel. 1599.

Drayton, Michael. Idea the Shepheards Garland. 1593; in Works, ed. J. William Hebel. 5 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1931-41.

---. To the Majestie of King James. 1603; in Works, ed. J. William Hebel. 5 vols. Oxford: Blackwell, 1931-41.

Geoffrey of Monmouth. History of the Kings of Britain. Trans. Lewis Thorpe. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966.

Harrison, William. Historicall Description of the Iland of Britaine in Holinshed's Chronicles. 1587.

Higgins, John. The First Parte of the 'Mirour for Magistrates'. 1574.

Holinshed, Raphael. Historie of England in the Chronicles. 1587.

Leland, John. Assertio Inclytissimi Arturij Regis Britanniae. 1544.

Llwyd, Humphrey. The Breviary of Britayne. Trans. Thomas Twyne. 1573.

______ and Powel, David. Historie of Cambria. 1584.

Ortelius, Abraham. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. English translation. 1608.

Risdon, Tristram. The Chorographical Description or Survey of the County of Devon. 1811.

Saxton, Christopher. Atlas of the Counties of England and Wales. c. 1579.